Pedro Cabrita Reis

Pedro Cabrita Reis

Pedro Cabrita Reis was born on September 5, 1956, in Lisbon, the city where he lives and works. He entered the School of Fine Arts in 1973 to take a painting course.

He exhibited for the first time individually in 1981, having since then created, throughout his artistic career, complex work, characterized by the use of a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting until to sculpture and installation.

In parallel to drawing and painting, his activity includes scenography work for theater and interventions, such as the decoration of the old Lisbon bar "Frágil".< /p>

The pictorial work, produced in the 80s, is characterized by the large size of the supports, which represent everyday objects, reordered in enigmatic environments.

Participated in Documenta 9, Kassel, in 1992; at 21ª and 24ª São Paulo Biennials (in 1994 and 1998, respectively), and in 2003 he represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale.

In 2000 he was distinguished with the plastic arts prize awarded by the International Association of Art Critics.

He has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in important national and foreign museums and art centers, highlighting the retrospective “One after another, a few silent steps”, which took place in Hamburg (2009), Nimes (2010) and Leuven (2011) before being presented at the Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, in 2011, or “States of Flux – Pedro Cabrita Reis”, at Tate Modern, London, in 2011. He has also created works of public art, which follow the same guidelines that he explores in all his work. In addition to A sculpture for Santo Tirso, produced for the 6th International Symposium on Contemporary Sculpture in Santo Tirso, in 2001, most recently highlighted , in 2001 or Castelo, for the Contemporary Sculpture Park of Vila Nova da Barquinha, Almourol, in 2012, A Remote Whisper, Venice Biennale ( Venice, 2013); Lifted Gaze, De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2014); Some names, Galeria Mul.ti.plo (Rio de Janeiro, 2014); Fourteen paintings, the preacher and a broken line, The Power Plant (Toronto, 2014).